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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Day 26 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-How did the French and Indian War help inspired a sense of unity and shared identity among the colonist?
-Did Great Britain lose more than it gained from its victory in the French-Indian War?
-Were the colonist justified in resisting British policies after the French-Indian War? 
- How can an individual influence his or her society?
- In what ways and why do people protest?
-When is revolutionary change justified?

Themes: French-Indian War outcome/impacts, American ideals, Line of Proclamation, Salutary Neglect, Stamp Act, The Boston Massacre

1. We will continue reviewing The French and Indian War in American history.  We will take a quick peep at textbook pages 85 - 89.

1.  Yes, please see Google Classroom.

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:

-Was American expansion overseas justified?
-Did the press cause the Spanish-American War?
-Was the acquisition of the Panama Canal Zone and act of justifiable imperialism?
-Does the need for self-defense give the US the right to interfere in the affairs of Latin America? (Think about the Roosevelt Corollary, "Dollar Diplomacy," and "Watchful Waiting")

Themes: American Exceptionalism, Imperialism, Social Darwinism, "White Man's Burden",

1. Presidential Debate # 2 - Thoughts, Observations, Takeaways???  Everyone should have posted on Google Classroom, so now I want you to read up to 10 responses and then respond to ONE of these views of a classmate to either agree or respectfully disagree with. Be clear, use evidence and perspective from your own observations. Please be sure to have a strong thesis statement!

2. We will watch this video on American Imperialism as it will help you understand the following concepts:
   A. What is Imperialism?
   B. Why American imperialism in the late 19th Century?
   C. Who was this Alfred Thayer Mahan and what is his significance in the rise of the American

3.  Please read the brief background knowledge of "White Man's Burden" and then use the clear version of Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" with a partner (8 partnerships in total) people each group will take ONE Stanza, and break down the meaning behind it.
- What message was Rudyard Kipling sending imperialist?
-Break down each passage and interpret the meaning behind your assigned stanza.. We are going to practice the historical thinking skill of close reading and annotate this infamous poem.

***This has been shared with you as EDITORS and means you can ALL WORK ON THIS DOCUMENT - With the groups I assigned yesterday, please only 4 people to a group, take ONE Stanza (which means 4 people working on the same paragraph and make sure no other groups duplicate the same stanza) and then follow Steps #1 thru Step #5:
-Step 1: Read the entire Poem
-Step 2: Read your Stanza again
-Step 3: Annotate your Stanza by breaking down each line and meaning behind it
-Step 4: Answer the following question: What message was Rudyard Kipling sending imperialist?
-Step 5: Write your annotation.

4. Monthly Review's article titled "'Kipling's "White Man's Burden," and the U.S. Imperialism"
     A. Is this article credible?
     B. How does the author's relate Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" and 21st Century U.S.
     C. Do you think America is currently guilty of imperialism?

5. Spanish-American War Resources:
Causes of the War
Library of Congress - General information on the Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War Slideshow
PBS Special on All Events surrounding America's Quest for Imperialism
A Price for Freedom in the Spanish-American War
Images of the Spanish-American War and Primary Sources
Headlines from the Spanish-American War
Cartoons from the Spanish-American War
Political Cartoon from the Spanish-American War

1.  Yes, please see Google Classroom.

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. Does the world need the United Nations? Why or why not?
2. Should we enforce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in countries not our own? If so, how? If not, why?
3. Is the world safer today with the United Nations than it was in 1945?
4. Is the United Nations an effective peace-keeping organization?
5. What should be done to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations?
6. Why do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?

Themes: Humanitarianism, United Nations, International Law, International Criminal Court, ICJ

1. International Law video:

2. We will review your project and focus on the folders for your Project on putting the United Nations on trial. Organization is the key to life and you need to be very organized on this trial project. The Trial will begin on Tuesday, October 25th. 

3. International Court of JusticeWhy do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?
Statue of the Court
Court Rules
Chambers & Committees
ICJ breakdown and international law
Current and past cases + ICJ current cases
International Criminal Court
International Law - EQ, Process, and expert

4. United Nation Resources:
Peacekeeping Missions
United Nations History
United Nations Multimedia Room
United Nations School bus Virtual Field Trip
United Nations Research Guide A-Z on EVERYTHING you can imagine!
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions
University of California organized a UN resources guide - Honestly, the BEST and more ORGANIZED I have seen yet on how to research issues concerning the United Nations.
UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Prezi on the 30 Articles
UN charter
UN preamble, purpose, and principles
Universal Declaration of Rights
Outline of the Universal Declaration of Rights

1. Yes, see Google Classroom. 

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